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John Adams and Criss Kirchhoff were busy making sure all the food was ready for pickup at the Front Porch Alliance. The two retired men provide monthly food baskets for 120 needy families through the charitable organization.
But the tables were turned on them when they walked into a surprise party thrown by the recipients of the aid.
Adams and Kirchhoff were showered with Wine, food and praise from Front Porch staff and those they help. Adams started with the group driving people to the polls on Election Day in 2004. That year he started providing gift baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Since then he’s brought his lifelong friend Kirchhoff on board to help an increasing number of families who need it. They are making sure every basket that goes out this week includes a Thanksgiving turkey.
The economy understandably makes you interested in talking with any and all potential clients. Just watch out for ghosts.
“Ghosts ” go beyond kicking the tires, feeling you out on strategy and discussing fees. They’re the potential clients who could also be called “time vampires,” as they want to meet often and then have you draw up a full-blown proposal and/or contract. Then they disappear. You literally get no response.
Read the entire piece over at PR at Sunrise.
“The boundaries between disciplines had begun to blur,” [Bob] McEwen said in a written statement to the Kansas City Business Journal. “In at least three instances, senior PR people were asked to step up and assume account service responsibilities in addition to their own jobs. So our PR numbers didn’t represent a true reflection of the capability or performance of our PR team. We were just spread too thinly.”
Welcome to the new world of Public Relations. We “little guys” have been living in this “blurry” world for years. Best of luck to Bob–a stand-up guy if there ever was one.
KC A Pivotal Point in Musician’s Career…Performs Nov. 16 at RecordBar–Free CD with Every Ticket
Coyle has twice played the KCRiverFest Independence Day Festival in Kansas City as well as other local venues. He had such an enthusiastic welcome from Kansas City audiences that he chose to offer his new CD “You Linger Your Little Hour And Are Gone” free to every ticket holder at his RecordBar appearance Tuesday.
“In 2007, I got my first big break when I played at the Folklore Alliance Conference in Memphis. From there I started to make some fans, got some exposure on some NPR stations. Things went pretty well until early 2009, when my Dad died,” Coyle said.
“I lost some momentum. I wasn’t working until KCRiverFest 2009 got me back on the road.”
“I stayed in close contact with the people from Kansas City and it gave me this sense of hope that there was a need or a want or a market for my kind of music and I needed to get out and do things again. Kansas City gained this little place in my heart from what it did in breaking me loose from the stagnation. It wasn’t a big break in the traditional sense but it got me back where I needed to be. I’m thrilled to be back in KC.”
Tickets are $10 at the door or may be pre-ordered online. Every ticketholder gets a free copy of his new CD. RecordBar is located at 1020 Westport Road in Midtown Kansas City. Call 816-753-5207 for directions or more information. Singer Kevin Hiatt will open the performance.
Coyle recently completed a tour of the Seattle area and is preparing for a European Tour in February.
Coyle’s music has been described by Alexandra McKay of the Prince Street Press as “Bright musicality and sunny inflections almost hide the thoughtful and thought-provoking lyrics that are woven throughout this album. A lo-fi live recording that’s simple without being simplistic, and utterly charming.”
“It’s an acoustic mix of Paul Simon and Bob Dylan, with some soft and hard edges to it.” Coyle said.
Coyle has released five albums to date, including “Random Thoughts and Incomplete Sentences” and “Briar Street: The Acoustic Sessions.” His latest album is scheduled for wide release December 1. He has toured nationally, playing everything from small venues to concert halls to massive festivals.
For more information about Dan Coyle’s music, including his complete tour schedule, song samples, video, interviews, reviews and special offers, visit www.dancoyle.com. Follow him on Twitter @Dan_Coyle and on Facebook.